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Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. court clerk defends issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, December 2, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of gay couples urged the state's highest court Monday to overturn an order that required him to stop. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. county appeals ruling banning marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Montgomery County on Tuesday appealed a state court order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, the latest volley in Pennsylvania's fast-paced battle over gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Twenty-one same-sex couples file suit to overturn Pa. ban on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Twenty-one same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage ban on the grounds that it's unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county to appeal ruling that it stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to be the next stop for a suburban Philadelphia county's battle to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Status of Pa. same-sex marriage licenses murky after judge’s ruling

Friday, September 13, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge's order stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples leaves their legal status unclear, with an appeal possible and other legal actions pending or in the works. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county to abide by judge’s ruling, will stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk says he'll abide by a judge's order that he stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on July 24, 2013.

Pa. judge orders county to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority. [ Read more → ]
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Judge vows quick ruling in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is promising to rule quickly on whether a county clerk should be ordered to stop handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Kathleen Kane

Pa. AG gives governor’s lawyers OK to handle gay marriage case

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's attorney general has granted express written authority to lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett to handle a case in which the Health Department wants to stop a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to a Tuesday court filing. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.

Landmark same-sex marriage hearing approaches in Pa.

Sunday, September 1, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)

Attorneys compare gay couples to 12-year-old kids in brief opposing gay marriage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys said Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. court outlines issues for hearing on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Thursday, August 22, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania court laid out the issues Thursday to be argued at a hearing in two weeks about a suburban Philadelphia court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.

Pa. court to hear case against county for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court will hear arguments next month on the governor's attempt to stop a county official from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. [ Read more → ]
D. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county official defends issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, August 19, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- A county clerk defended his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief Monday that calls Pennsylvania's marriage law "arbitrary and suspect." [ Read more → ]
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Pa. state lawyers: Marriage licenses for same-sex couples risk ‘serious harm’

Monday, August 12, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania health department says a county clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples "risks causing serious and limitless harm" in the state and beyond. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on July 24, 2013.

Pa. county grants 100th same-sex marriage license

Friday, August 9, 2013
A suburban Philadelphia county defying Pennsylvania's marriage law issued its 100th same-sex license Friday, just weeks after opening the courthouse door to gay men and women. [ Read more → ]
WCAU-TVAlicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood wed on July 24 after receiving a marriage license in Montgomery County, Pa.

Demand among same-sex couples for marriage licenses in Pa. rising

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Demand among same-sex couples for marriage licenses from an eastern Pennsylvania county official shows no sign of slacking. [ Read more → ]
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W. Pa. mayor officiates wedding of gay men with E. Pa. marriage license

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
BRADDOCK, Pa. — A Pittsburgh-area mayor has married two men who obtained a license from an eastern Pennsylvania county official who has issued more than 60 licenses to same-sex couples despite a state law that defines marriage as a contract between one man and one woman. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday.

Pa. county defends granting marriage licenses to gay couples

Friday, August 2, 2013
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Lawyers asked a state court on Friday to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to stop a rogue county official from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, who cannot legally wed in Pennsylvania. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APTamara Davis, left, and Nicola Cucinotta snap a photograph of their marriage license they obtained at a Montgomery County office last week.

Pa. sues to stop county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- State officials asked a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, nearly a week after a clerk began granting them in violation of Pennsylvania law. [ Read more → ]
WCAU-TVAlicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood wed on July 24 after receiving a marriage license in Montgomery County, Pa.

Group plans ‘pray-in’ to protest Pa. county issuing marriage licenses to gays

Friday, July 26, 2013
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A conservative group has planned a "pray-in" to protest an eastern Pennsylvania county officials decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and officials in three nearby counties say they'll abide by current state law and not issue such licenses. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.

Gay couples issued marriage licenses as Pa. county defines ban

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — At least five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county that is defying a state ban on such unions. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. county officials vow to issue marriage license to any gay couple who seeks one

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania have agreed to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite a state law that bans the practice. [ Read more → ]
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